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Old 11-04-2009, 12:57 PM
jdonnee jdonnee is offline
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 95
Recommedation on96 SL500- Replacing Top Hydraulic Ram Lifting Cylinders

Turns out my one of my rear hydraulic lifting cylinder on the left side is gushing fluid. This is not the big cylinder but one that sits up above it. When I raised the top to the position where the hard tonneau cover hatch opened, I could see that it was leaking from only the left side. Not the big one- and seeping on one of the smaller hydraulic cylinders.

My local MB independent is suggesting that I replace all four of the small cylinders. He says that if I replace one, the pressure will cause all the other three to leak heavily.

What experience do any of you have if you replace only one of the leaking cylinders. He wants $1,800 to replace all four.
Wilmington, NC

1996 SL500 Mine!!!
2010 Hyundai Genesis 4.6 with Tech Pkg(Wife's)
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